Anypoint Platform Architecture: Application Networks

Anypoint Platform Architecture: Application Networks (3 days)

Summary

An application network connects applications, data, and devices within an enterprise and to external ecosystems using APIs. This instructor-led course teaches experienced enterprise and solution architects how to direct the emergence of an effective application network out of individual integration solutions following API-led connectivity across an organization. It is case-study driven, with the solution architecture and effect on the organization's enterprise architecture for two strategic change initiatives being documented as the course progresses.

The course includes a voucher to take the MuleSoft Certified Platform Architect - Level 1 exam.

Note: This course is for both Mule 3 and Mule 4.

Note: You can take the two architecture courses in either order, but the suggested order is to take this course first followed by the Anypoint Platform Architecture: Solution Design course.

A downloadable data sheet for the course can be found here.

Duration

3 days in-person or online

3 Days

Objectives

At the end of this course, students should be able to:

  • Break down functional requirements into business-aligned, versioned APIs with effective granularity and API data model.
  • Direct creation and publication of API-related assets using RAML and Anypoint Platform components.
  • Architect for non-functional requirements on the level of API invocations and API implementations using components of Anypoint Platform.
  • Architect for specific requirements by augmenting API-led connectivity with Event-Driven Architecture.
  • Select Anypoint Platform deployment options.
  • Advise on effective use of the automation capabilities of Anypoint Platform for DevOps, CI/CD, and testing.
  • Advise on the establishment and operation of a Center for Enablement (C4E).

Audience

Senior solution and enterprise architects who have experience with common integration approaches (like SOA) and integration technologies/platforms and have basic knowledge and experience with the components of Anypoint Platform

Prerequisites

A basic knowledge and experience with the components of Anypoint Platform from one of the following:

Prior architecture knowledge and experience:
  • A clear understanding of the concepts and steps involved in developing software for the JVM (usually from developing in some JVM-based programming language)
  • Recent experience as an architect for a cloud platform software development initiative using any technology stack
  • A full understanding of the fundamental ingredients of enterprise integration including interface definitions and contracts; data encoding using XML or JSON; REST APIs or SOAP web services; SQL or NoSQL database access; message-passing using JMS, AMQP or similar; network protocols like TCP/IP, HTTP and HTTPS; single-resource transactions
  • Familiarity with the purpose of common components of enterprise and cloud technology architectures including identity providers, load-balancers, and name servers
  • Familiarity with basic security concepts including certificates and encryption at rest and in transit

Setup Requirements

None

Additional Notes

3 days in-person or online

Outline


  • Define Outcome-Based Delivery (OBD)
  • Describe how this course is aligned to parts of OBD
  • Use essential course terminology correctly
  • Recognize the ArchiMate 3 notation subset used in this course
  • Articulate MuleSoft’s mission
  • Explain MuleSoft’s proposal for closing the increasing IT delivery gap
  • Describe the capabilities and high-level components of Anypoint Platform
  • Advise on establishing a C4E and identify KPIs to measure its success
  • Choose between options for hosting Anypoint Platform and provisioning Mule runtimes
  • Describe the set-up of organizational structure on Anypoint Platform
  • Compare and contrast Identity Management and Client Management on Anypoint Platform
  • Map planned strategic initiatives to products and projects
  • Identify APIs needed to implement these products
  • Assign each API to one of the three tiers of API-led connectivity
  • Reason in detail about composition and collaboration of APIs
  • Reuse APIs wherever possible
  • Publish APIs and related assets for reuse
  • Describe how Anypoint API Manager controls API invocations
  • Use API policies to enforce non-functional constraints on API invocations
  • Choose between enforcement of API policies in an API implementation and an API proxy
  • Register an API client for access to an API version
  • Describe when and how to pass client ID/secret to an API
  • Establish guidelines for API policies suitable for System APIs, Process APIs, and Experience APIs
  • Appreciate the importance of contract-first API design and RAML fragments
  • Opt for semantic API versioning and where to expose what elements of an API’s version
  • Choose between Enterprise Data Model and Bounded Context Data Models
  • Consciously design System APIs to abstract from backend systems
  • Apply HTTP-based asynchronous execution of API invocations and caching to meet NFRs
  • Identify idempotent HTTP methods and HTTP-native support for optimistic concurrency
  • Describe auto-discovery of API implementations implemented as Mule applications
  • Appreciate how Anypoint Connectors serve System APIs
  • Describe CloudHub's features and technology architecture
  • Apply strategies that help API clients guard against failures in API invocations
  • Describe the role of CQRS and the separation of commands and queries in API-led connectivity
  • Explain the role of Event Sourcing
  • Selectively choose elements of Event-Driven Architecture in addition to API-led connectivity
  • Make effective use of events and message destinations
  • Impose event exchange patterns in accordance with API-led connectivity
  • Describe Anypoint MQ and its features
  • Apply Event-Driven Architecture with Anypoint MQ to address specific NFRs
  • Locate API-related activities on a development lifecycle
  • Interpret DevOps using Anypoint Platform tools and features
  • Design automated tests from the viewpoint of API-led connectivity and the application network
  • Identify the factors involved in scaling API performance
  • Use deprecation and deletion of API versions in Anypoint Platform
  • Identify single points of failure
  • Describe the origins of data used in monitoring, analysis, and alerting on Anypoint Platform
  • Describe the metrics collected by Anypoint Platform on the level of API invocations
  • Describe the grouping of API metrics available in Anypoint Analytics
  • Make use of options for performing API analytics within and outside of Anypoint Platform
  • Define alerts for key metrics of API invocations for all tiers of API-led connectivity
  • Use metrics and alerts for API implementations to augment those for API invocations
  • Recognize operations teams as an important stakeholder in API-related assets and organize documentation accordingly

Upcoming Classes

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Location Sep 2018 Oct 2018 Nov 2018 Dec 2018 Jan 2019 Feb 2019 Mar 2019
US Pacific Time Oct 10 – Oct 12
Nov 14 – Nov 16
Dec 19 – Dec 21
Central European Time Nov 5 – Nov 7
Dec 3 – Dec 5
India Standard Time (SpringPeople) Sep 24 – Sep 28
Online - Hong Kong Time Oct 3 – Oct 5

United Kingdom

Location Sep 2018 Oct 2018 Nov 2018 Dec 2018 Jan 2019 Feb 2019 Mar 2019
UK - London - Norton Folgate Oct 8 – Oct 10

India

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IND - Bangalore (SpringPeople) Oct 8 – Oct 10

Australia

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AUS - North Sydney Nov 7 – Nov 9
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